Villacasa residence in Mt. The Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles was designed by Space International architects. It sits on top of a hill which allows it to make the most of its compact size with creative decks and mixes indoors and outdoors. A small lap pool on the slope of the property doubles as a retaining wall and allows the house to maximize connections to the adjacent outdoor areas on the ground floor. Upstairs, the sleeping and bathing areas are strategically positioned to maximize both privacy and views of the canyon.